Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Swap

I belong to a great group of crafters called "A Primitive Journey Community". A link to this site is on my side bar. You have to sign up to join in the group. Sign up is free. They hosted this great Christmas exchange this year and although I am still waiting to receive my package in the mail my partner (Michele) just informed me that she has received hers so I thought I would show you what I made and sent to her. The package I sent included a handmade Annie (pattern from 'My Raggedy Dolls'), 6 handmade hang tags, 3 rag balls, 2 fat quarters (1 christmas toile- she loves toile), gingerbread bowl fillers/tarts, 1 tart cup and some cinnamon sticks and hosehips bowl fillers. (When I was reading this over it almost started sounding like a song I know....) I also included some chocolate and candy she could enjoy right away!...Now...If that mailman would just come with my package!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Open House Saturday Night

Tomorrow is the open house at Long Sault Anitiques and my sister and I are ready. We have all our stock there, priced and ready to go. You can check out some of the pictures from the store and get directions by going here. Click on the photo of the poinsetta on the website for more information about the open house. The second photo on the website with all the white furniture is our other booth upstairs. I have included some additional photos which aren't on the website yet.

This is the booth Julia and I have downstairs. Come for a visit if you can and check things out. There will be coffee and tea as well as yummy snacks and treats. If all that isn't enough we will also be doing some draws for all the visitors for door prizes donated by the 17 vendors! If you want a little closer look just click on the photos.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Grand Opening and Giveaway

Blue Creek Home is having their grand opening and giveaway. Go over and check them out here for a chance to win some great prizes. Hurry...ends Drawing is Nov 25th! And the winner was...Chari at “Happy To Design”- Congratulations to Chari!

Friday, November 20, 2009

I have a booth at a craft show this weekend

For anybody interested and in the area.... My sister and I will be having a booth this weekend at the Maitland Recreation Center on Sunday from 10am-4pm. Julia and I have a large selection of soy candles, soy tarts, tin tartwarmers, bowl fillers, primitive style signs and words and even an primmed up antique singer sewing machine and ironing board. We also have grubby candles, tissue boxes, primitive items, hand made hang tags, potpourri oil, a couple of vintage quilts and lots of other goodies. Come on over for a visit if you have time, we'd love to see you! These are some of the things you will see at the booth.

Blog giveaway

Here's a giveaway for some really sweet little christmas mice. Go on over and leave a comment for your chance to win them! Drawing is December 1st. And the winner is...Tasha Posey. Congratulations Tasha!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

blog giveaway

Here's another great giveaway. Go here to enter and tell her I sent you. Drawing is the last day of November. And the winner was....Lynda G. Congrats to Lynda

blog giveaway

Go here to enter another giveway for this great prim snowman. If you enter please mention you seen it here. Thanks. Drawing is the last day of November. Congrats goes out to Penny of MissPoostiesPrimitives for winning this awesome primitive snowman.

blog giveaway

Blog giveaway- very cut cone hat filled with prim decor! Go here to enter. Drawing is now over. The winner was Mary Isabella and Kiley too!

It's that time of year

It must be that time of year! Everyone is so generous!Here's another giveaway. If you enter please include my name in the comment so I can get another entry. Thanks. (PS. my name.. tammy from ontario, canada). Drawing on or about November 22. And the winner was...
Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse- Congrats Wendy.

Christmas goodie basket

Hi is another drawing. Check it out here. Some great prizes! Drawing November 27th.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I won!!!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

A great contest if you like scrapbooking or paper art

If you like to do paper art then take a peek at this site and enter their contest for some great supplies. If you don't like to do paper art ...visit them anyway, enter and if you win you can give it to me-- just kidding !?! (maybe not- lol)
And the winner was...ME!!! Yeah!!
I rec'd my items today in the mail (friday Nov 27) and I am just as excited...everything is wonderful in this kit and I absolutely love the little stamps and the quality of paper in this set. If you have a chance to buy one then do so because you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Sweet Nostalgia" Giveaway

If you would like to join in a free BOM stitchery you can do so by going here. Dorothy Baker will be posting a free BOM stitchery to her blog on the 15th of each month starting this September and finishing a year from now. She is also doing a give-away, so go on over and join in. Happy Stitching :0)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Another give away to tell you about

If you like to scrap book go check out this site. Nilla is having a wonderful giveaway but it ends tonight so hurry if you want to be included. Update: it ends at noon today because there is a 12 hour time difference. So hurry, hurry up!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Blast from the Past!!

If you : have some extra time on your hands, are bored, want to waste some time or you feel like being creative without a needle and thread in your hands then have fun with this site. Yes, I really was that old in 1960- NOT! (but at least I haven't aged a day in the 36 year span of these photos!).
OMG was 1986 ever a bad hair year!! I am sporting at least 3 different hairdo's that my relatives still have to this day! (I wonder if they realize).
PS. I give up on trying to get 1974 and 1978 to line up. I must have tried 50 times but everytime they post they go haywire.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another give away to tell you about

There is another giveaway to tell you about. Luxe Lanai is doing a giveaway here. Better hurry. It is being drawn today!
Update: Sorry ladies (and any gentlemen that might be looking in), this giveaway was drawn early so it's over all ready! :0(

Monday, August 17, 2009

Update on our space at the store

Here are some updated views of the space my sister and I have in an antique store in Long Sault. This is where you can check for information regarding the store. My sister is the creative one and is really enjoying being part of this and I am too. Most of the items in the space do belong to my sister because I am having a hard time finding the time to get things finished even though our house is being over run by items that need my attention!

Last update on the birdies

This will be the last update on the birdies. I took the top photo a few days ago. They were really getting big.
I noticed yesterday that they didn't really fit in their nest anymore. I decided I better go out today and get another photo before it was too late. They are all grown up now and I was thinking they are going to be leaving the nest soon.
As I was taking the photo and the flash went off one of the birds flew right out of the nest. I am not sure if this was it's first flight but I think they should all be gone in the next couple of days. I haven't seen that one come back yet so now there are 3 in the nest.

Another give away to tell you about

Bunny over at 'The Creative Hare' is doing a giveaway to celebrate her 100th post. Go over and take a look if you have time. I hope you can take some time to look at her blog because she has some very nice ideas. This contest runs until Aug 27th.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

...And then there were 6!

Well, it's kinda like this...
On friday morning we had 1 cat but before I had a chance to go to bed we had 6!
My cat named Ginger gave birth to 6 babies on friday night. Sadly 1 kitten was lost so we have 5 left. We have 3 boys and 2 girls among the litter. The first kitten was black when first viewed but now we have noticed that she is black and white striped with some orange mixed in. I think she's going to be a real cutie! EVERY kitten after was orange! Some look like the mommy with some white mixed in and a couple of them seem to be predominately orange. It's too early to know if they will be short or long hair. We will be looking for some homes for them in about 8 weeks (but maybe not all of them!)
I think Ginger is going to be a good mommy now that the initial shock of the whole thing is over. At first she didn't know what to think . I guess HER mommy forgot to explain the whole "birds and bees" thing to her.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Baltimore Bunnies

This is a quilt I made using a pattern called Baltimore Bunnies. The pattern for this quilt was designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. I love all of Anne's patterns and have 2 more quilts waiting for me to start. Thanks Anne for making such beautiful patterns.
This quilt is hand appliqued, machine pieced and quilted by me. There are lots of hours in this quilt and worth every minute. I absolutely love how this quilt looks. This is going to be my special Easter quilt. Don't all the bunnies look like those chocolate bunnies that we all love to eat?
This quilt won 'Viewers Choice Large Wall Hanging- Traditional' at our guilds quilt show this past June.
I was so excited to finally get this quilt finished and actually finished it the day before the show (along with my other 4 quilts I put in the show). I will post each quilt I put in the show because they are also all my 'June finishes'. I hope you enjoy this little quilt show :0)
As usual, you can click on the photo for a close-up look at all the details and quilting.

Winter Wonderland

This is one of my favourite quilts (but then every quilt I do is a favourite or I wouldn't put the time into making it!). It was so fun embroidering all the snowmen and I just love the little expressions on all their faces as well as all the small details in each of the blocks. I think the "scrappy" reds set this quilt off just right. I purchased the pattern and fabric as a kit on-line from Shabby Fabrics.
This quilt is called Winter Wonderland and it is a pattern designed by Crabapple Hill. All the embroidery is done by hand and the piecing is done by machine. This quilt is machine quilted by me.
This quilt won 'Viewers Choice Best Christmas Decor' at our quilt show in June. You can click on the photo to see a close-up image of the details and quilting.

Coffee Time- Mystery Quilt

This is a quilt I made in Kingston at the Perfect Stitch. I took the class as a 'mystery class' and am very happy with how it turned out. This quilt was shown at the Thousand Islands Quilters' Guild quilt show in June. This is also one of my 'June finishes'.
This class was taught by Elizabeth Lake and it's an original design by her. I took this class 3 years ago and finally got it finished! What's nice about a mystery is the fact that you don't actually know what you are making until the class is almost finished and the end quilt is revealed! I have taken the (mystery) class for the past 3 years and love each of the quilts.
This is a close up of my favourite mug of course because it has my name on it!
The outer border is my own design because I could not find the instructions (or even a picture) for Elizabeth's quilt. This quilt is large measuring 82 1/2" x 103". This quilt is completely done by machine with machine piecing and quilting by me.
I loved some of the coffee fabrics and continued the "coffee" theme throughout this quilt with the quilting. I did a different coffee mug in each of the large blocks and a different word representing a type or flavour of coffee in each of the setting triangles on the outside. I think the quilting sets this quilt off and makes me really want to cuddle up in front of the TV (on a cold day) and have a hot coffee!
This is a close-up of some of the quilting.

Crazy Cats

This quilt was started by me a few years ago and was a class I took at Wilton Creek Fabrics in Harrowsmith, ON.
The patten for this quilt came from Buggy Barn and was so much fun to do with the "crazy" piecing involved. There were no precise points to match and it didn't matter if you had a perfect 1/4"! This is probably the most "out of the box" I ever get since I tend to do things in a traditional manner. This piece was liberating to work on to say the least. I find this quilt whimsical and it makes me smile.

Summer Day Sampler

This is the last of the quilts that I entered into our guilds quilt show in June.
This quilt is called "Summer Day Sampler" and is designed by Lydia Quigley of The Rabbit Factory. Lydia has a great new blog you can check out here.
I absolutely loved making this quilt. This quilt pattern was being sold as a BOM with all the fabric at a store in the states called Calico Alley but I picked it up from them on sale at the quilt show in Pennsylvania last year as an entire kit. I think the store may now be closed because their web address is no longer.
Once I started making the quilt, it was impossible to do it as BOM and completed the top in only 10 days. I really loved making each and every block and LOVE the finished quilt. I have many other patterns of this style and would love to get going on another one.
What a great quilt to use as a throw during the summer (or winter when you are feeling those winter blues and need a picker-up).

Friday, August 14, 2009

People come for the pool.

Although I did not get out today to swim in the pool we did have some visitors. My niece (and boyfriend), my other niece and my great-nephew came for a swim today. My son joined them. Everybody had a good time cooling down while swimming. I have included a couple pictures of my great-nephew for you to enjoy. My little nephew lives for the water and goes swimming whenever he can. It's practically impossible to get him out once he's in even when his lips are turning blue and can't stop shivering. Hope you are all having a happy day :0)

What a nice couple of days!

I decided since today was so nice that I was finally going to get some photos of my quilts done so that I could show them to you. I will post all the pictures tomorrow of my 'June Finishes' but until then I will leave you with this photo.
It was brought up to me lately that maybe I should start exercising (don't say that too loudly- it's a bad word in my vocabulary!). I decided today that exercise is not something I need to do. I think all I need to do is try to take photos of my quilts on an extremely hot and somewhat windy day.
Today I was trying to take photos of my quilts from our clothesline (which is off our deck-which is currently being ripped up to be re-done). I have to watch for nails and loose boards (I've already fallen thru the deck twice!) The wind was blowing a bit and because I was trying to get as much of the quilt in the photo as possible (and therefore pinning very little at the top) the pins kept 'snapping' off. I was running up and down the deck trying to get the quilts to stay on the line and get the photo while the sun and wind were co-operating. This is more difficult then it sounds.
Anyway, to make a long story the time I finished and came inside you would have thought I just ran a 10 mile marathon! I was all hot and sweaty and could not wait to get downstairs where it was cool. Maybe I'll take a swim in the pool later but I am finally cooled down now and don't feel like going out in the hot again at the moment. Besides- some work has to get finished first!

What a nice day- continued

What a couple of beautiful days here at home. It was gorgeous out yesterday and it's the same again today! The weather man is calling for more of the same for the weekend- Yippee!
Yesterday I was fortunate enough to spend a little while on the river with my son and there was not a ripple to be had. My dad called home and suggested (gave Chance permission) to take out his fishing boat for a little ride since it was so nice. I tagged along for the ride so Chance would not be alone (my father 'suggested' this too!) What a nice ride. I decided that no fancy ski boat was needed to enjoy the wind in our hair. My dad has quite a large motor on the boat and it goes pretty fast. I am not sure he was really thinking 'fishing' when he bought this motor. are some photos of the trip...
This is my son when we were first taking off in the boat. Our house is behind his head on the left. You can see a glimpse of a bridge. My dad built this bridge 2 years ago for my nieces wedding. She got married in the back yard and what a pretty wedding it was with the river as the backdrop. Here Chance is enjoying some 'wind in his hair' as he decides to go a little faster.

This is a view of the Ogdensburg/ Johnstown International Bridge.

Here is the Prescott elevator where all the salt is brought in.

This is a view of the river- not a ripple to be had! What a PERFECT day.

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